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Author Topic: Vista style filename editing in XP  (Read 18887 times)

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Vista style filename editing in XP
« on: September 24, 2008, 08:30:59 PM »
 :) One of the improvements in Vista is that it doesn't select the file type when you edit a filename.
Here's a quick hack to have this behaviour in XP, too!

It's called TheEnd!

TheEnd - Unselect the file type when renaming files in XP.

Features:

- Press F2 to rename a file.
- Or click a filename slowly two times.



You'll find the downloads and more info at 1 Hour Software by Skrommel.

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« Last Edit: October 08, 2008, 09:52:17 PM by skrommel »

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 09:41:17 PM »
nice script Skrommel. this will come in handy for those who have un-checked the "Hide extensions" option. :up:

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 03:13:42 AM »
 :-[ Thanks for clarifying things, lanux128!

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 05:29:37 AM »
Similar results for people too lazy for AHK (like me) can be achieved using QTTabBar, if I remember correctly, and even more advanced with Pitaschio, where pressing F2 cycles between filename, extension and full filename with extension. The latter also works in open/save dialogs.

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 08:50:13 PM »
Any chance of a compiled executable pls. Thanks.

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 09:52:51 PM »
 :) Compiled and posted TheEnd above.

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 01:47:00 AM »
I sincerely hope there's no DonationCoder members who hide file extensions for known types :huh:

Personally I use xplorer2 which does this by default - if I wasn't, I'd buy you a cup of beer, skrommel :)
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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 04:50:40 AM »
I sincerely hope there's no DonationCoder members who hide file extensions for known types

i actually leave the 'Hide extensions' on because i hardly use Explorer, using Altap Salamander and Total Commander instead whose behaviours are just like xplorer2. :)

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 04:52:35 AM »
I sincerely hope there's no DonationCoder members who hide file extensions for known types

i actually leave the 'Hide extensions' on because i hardly use Explorer, using Altap Salamander and Total Commander instead whose behaviours are just like xplorer2. :)
Well, that qualifies as "showing extensions" to me :)
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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 08:17:19 AM »
When I run it, the cursor is at the end of the filename before the extension, but the filename is not selected. Is this the intended behavior?

I also have Explorer2 but use it infrequently so this could be really useful if it selected the filename.

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 10:30:51 AM »
You don't need visible file extensions with this (see posts on the bottom of the page, it's a work in progress) :Thmbsup:
http://www.codeproje...change_file_ext.aspx
or here
http://www.autohotke...hange+file+extension

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2008, 12:38:58 AM »
A little problem here :(
I run it and after having renamed a file, I'm not able to open or run anything with the double left click.

EDIT: Another problem. It works only for files on desktop.

Tested on XP home SP2 and XP Professional SP3.

Skrommel help me please :(
Thanks.

Sorry for my poor English.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2008, 04:10:18 PM by Dacal »

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2009, 11:47:25 PM »
Similar results for people too lazy for AHK (like me) can be achieved using QTTabBar, if I remember correctly, and even more advanced with Pitaschio, where pressing F2 cycles between filename, extension and full filename with extension. The latter also works in open/save dialogs.
QTTabBar also allows you to cycle your selection with F2.

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2010, 02:21:39 PM »
A little problem here :(
I run it and after having renamed a file, I'm not able to open or run anything with the double left click.

EDIT: Another problem. It works only for files on desktop.

Tested on XP home SP2 and XP Professional SP3.

Skrommel help me please :(
Thanks.

Sorry for my poor English.

I have the same issues as this guy does. Any word on the solution?

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2010, 07:10:08 PM »
 :) Try TheEnd v1.1.

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Re: Vista style filename editing in XP
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2010, 03:14:24 AM »
Tried v1.1 butit still exhibits the same behaviour of not selecting the filename. I have reloaded XP SP3 since my previous post.